SpikeTV might be dropped in Canada
According to the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters is challenging SpikeTV's license to broadcast in Canada because of a complaint filed by MenTV, who nobody has ever heard of or seen.
However, it's not a "done deal" (I really wanna say "fait accompli" -- 'cause it sounds smarter). Opposition party industry critic James Rajotte is on the side of SpikeTV.
Sounds to me like "MenTV" is really "GayTV", and isn't that what Bravo channel is turning into in Canada?
Mr. Rajotte questioned the Spike TV complaint. "Well, have you seen Men TV? I don't know what that is," he said. "Whereas Spike TV, I've seen it. ..... Why can Canadians not have the choice of watching it or not watching it?"
Spike TV broadcasts the popular Joe Schmo 2 and offers programs on stock cars, several detective shows and even the animated Stripperella, in which Pamela Anderson voices a character who is a stripper by night and a secret agent later at night.
The U.S. station says Men TV caters to an entirely different audience, broadcasting shows on gourmet food, men's beauty and fitness, and the book and music market. It argues: "The removal of Spike TV threatens the ability and choice of Canadian viewers to access programming that meets their varied and ever-changing interests."